This is the moment a cyclist is flung over in the air after not spotting a closed gate in front of him – the third person to do it in just eight months.

The safety-conscious rider – with a helmet on and lights on his bike – is seen heading down a hill at speed in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

But the thick metal gate – leading to allotments – which is sometimes open, had been shut.

A loud thud is heard as he flips over the top of it and then lands on his back. His bicycle was thrown five metres behind him in the opposite direction.

The 57-second clip was captured on a Ring CCTV camera of a neighbouring house just before 8am yesterday.

This is the moment a cyclist is flung over in the air after not spotting a closed gate in front of him - the third person to do it in just eight months

This is the moment a cyclist is flung over in the air after not spotting a closed gate in front of him - the third person to do it in just eight months

This is the moment a cyclist is flung over in the air after not spotting a closed gate in front of him – the third person to do it in just eight months

The safety-conscious rider - with a helmet on and lights on his bike - was seen heading down a hill at speed in Sheffield, South Yorkshire

The safety-conscious rider - with a helmet on and lights on his bike - was seen heading down a hill at speed in Sheffield, South Yorkshire

The safety-conscious rider – with a helmet on and lights on his bike – was seen heading down a hill at speed in Sheffield, South Yorkshire

The man is heard growing on the ground before getting up and walking to his bike.

One local said: ‘The gate has been open for weeks and got locked two days ago. I’m not sure how they miss it.’

Thankfully the man was not seriously hurt as he walked away.

In September, another cyclist was poleaxed by the same gate. He was only wearing shorts and a T-shirt due to the warmer weather.

And in March the same thing happened to an electric scooter rider who was seen going down the pathway at great speed.

In March the same thing happened to an electric scooter rider who was wearing a hi-viz jacket

In March the same thing happened to an electric scooter rider who was wearing a hi-viz jacket

In March the same thing happened to an electric scooter rider who was wearing a hi-viz jacket

The scooter rider was sensibly wearing a hi-viz jacket to make himself visible to pedestrians and road users.

But he too failed to realise there was a barrier ahead.

As well as leading to allotments, the cyclepath links the city centre with the eastern suburbs.

It is unknown who was responsible for legitimately opening and shutting the gate.

Source: | This article originally belongs to Daily Mail

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